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Prosopis X Phoenix® (Thornless South American Mesquite)

Prosopis X Phoenix®
Thornless South American Mesquite

For decades the Thornless South American Hybrid Mesquite (most often sold under the names Prosopis chilensis and Prosopis alba) has been a favorite shade tree in Phoenix, Tucson, and other desert cities. Seedlings vary widely in growth habit and appearance, so clonal selections are now popular. The Prosopis juliflora rootstock has slowed down the top growth considerably, and resulted in healthier branching structure with a much more reliable root system that anchors the tree even in strong winds. Prosopis X Phoenix® reaches a mature size of 30 feet tall and wide. In low deserts it is semi-evergreen, with lush green compound leaves. It is reliably cold hardy to 10° F.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Fast
Height 35 (ft)
Spread 35 (ft)
Spacing 20'(ft)
Characteristics Semi-Evergreen
Attracts Birds, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MWSN
Image by: MWSN

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